Tuesday 21 October 2014

Anderson: X Files fashion was awful

Published 12/07/2014 | 06:38

Gillian Anderson hates looking back at pictures of herself in The X Files

Gillian Anderson has admitted when she looks back herself in The X Files she thinks she looks "horrible".

The 45-year-old actress - now known for playing the extremely glamorous police officer Stella Gibson in The Fall - played Agent Dana Scully in the hit sci-fi show for nine years until 2002.

Gillian told Glamour magazine: "The odd thing is that even when I was put in those horrible pastel Lycra suits, there wasn't a single part of me that considered saying, 'Whoa! Wait one second!'

"Likewise with the hair. I was made to have red hair, styled in a particular way, but you'd have thought I might have done something with it off screen... still I didn't bother, because I was so exhausted.

"So for nine years I went to work and was somebody else, without devoting any time or attention to the way I looked.

"Now, when I look back at images of myself in those horrible fashion decisions with my weight fluctuating all the time, I can't believe it."

The actress' amazing skin and perfect hair are now envied by many, but she admits she did have a point where she mourned her youth.

She revealed: "I did have a very pathetic, existential moment a few years ago.

"I'd been filming something where I was a couple of decades older than everybody else and I remember spending a day mourning my youth - literally weeping.

"Afterwards I talked to women about it and found out that it's not uncommon and potentially a healthy thing to do."

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